Spinexpo Inspires the Modern Nomad

Spinexpo Inspires the Modern Nomad

“We’re in a moment of transition.  The real creativity comes when times are difficult and people are forced to break out of their routines and try something new,” said Karine Van Tassel, Founder and Director of Spinexpo.“Spinners are doing well because the US market is good, the European market is very good and the China domestic market is booming,” she said, commenting on the momentum that is lifting up the industry.As in most sectors, sustainability and well-...
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Kingpins HK:  A Platform for Sustainable Denim

Kingpins HK: A Platform for Sustainable Denim

The denim industry is alive and well, and optimistically tackling a new season.  There is not too much innovation on the design front, and only a handful of developments in the functional area. Instead, mills have been putting their R&D investment into developing sustainable solutions. “Business is okay.  We sell to the big US brands and as long as we can meet their target price, we can get the orders,” said Stanley Li, Vice President at Shandong Maystar Texti...
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Cotton Is Proving That A Traditional Fiber Can Be An Innovation Leader

Cotton Is Proving That A Traditional Fiber Can Be An Innovation Leader

After years of being upstaged by man-made fibers, cotton is now taking a lead position, offering fabrics that have both advanced performance properties and that all-important super soft hand feel.For example, Hap Co. Ltd. (Japan) has introduced cotton fabric, called Coveross, with clever functional aspects, such as 100% cotton fabric where stains magically disappear when sprayed with plain water and exposed to light.  Moto Suzuki, President Director, was showing this, and other innovat...
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At Interfiliere HK:  Intimate Apparel Seeks Freshness

At Interfiliere HK: Intimate Apparel Seeks Freshness

Fresh air and sunshine was just what the intimate apparel sector needed – and they got this at Interfilière Hong Kong (March 27-28). The fair made a bold move and relocated to Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Cruise Terminal (the former site of old Kai Tak airport).  With a sea view, floor to ceiling windows and open terraces, the venue offers a welcome break from Hong Kong’s intense, densely packed business districts.  On the downside, in a compact city where a 15 min...
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Spinexpo Shanghai:  Knitwear Sees a Stable Season

Spinexpo Shanghai: Knitwear Sees a Stable Season

Suppliers and buyers at Spinexpo Shanghai (March 13-15) were optimistic about the coming season.  Part of that is a result of the fair’s unique spirit, which combines innovation and inspiration on both the design and technical aspects of the knitting industry.  One of the key benefits of Spinexpo Shanghai is that it has become a key platform for spinners and knitters to reach out to China’s leading domestic brands.  “China is continuing to grow, it&rsqu...
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Premiere Vision NY:  New Brands, New Business

Premiere Vision NY: New Brands, New Business

As an increasing number of new brands are coming into the market, they are opening up new business opportunities for mills. This was good news for exhibitors at Premiere Vision New York (January 16-17, 2018), who told Inside Fashion that these news brands were becoming an important source of new orders.“There are a lot of new, independent brands coming into the market.  Independent designers are always looking for something different so this is a big chance for us. We’re very go...
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KINGPINS NEW YORK:  Denim Becomes Designer Favorite

KINGPINS NEW YORK: Denim Becomes Designer Favorite

There’s a reason that the denim industry loves Kingpins and it’s not just the friendly, fun atmosphere or the range of international mills on display.  It’s the fact that the show’s organizers clearly care about the ‘customer experience’ they are offering visitors and exhibitors, and continue to finds ways to make each show just that much better – in ways that buyers and suppliers actually find meaningful.  Expanded trend displays and qual...
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Global Sources:  Suppliers Look to EU & Japan for Orders

Global Sources: Suppliers Look to EU & Japan for Orders

"At the moment, Japan market is our fastest growing market," said Lisa Wang, sales manager at Wuxi Rising Textile Co., Ltd. “We were experiencing some challenges in the US market. At the moment, the EU and Japan are still doing pretty well," added Content Chen, general manager at Changshu Life Home Textile Industry Co., Ltd.
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Spinexpo Shanghai:  Make It Faster!

Spinexpo Shanghai: Make It Faster!

Spinners realize that speed has become the dealmaker, for all segments of the market. The knitwear sector remains energetic, with continual innovation.  At the same time, an increasing number of mills are offering stock service, and are expanding their offering to include a wider range of colors and qualities.At Spinexpo Shanghai (August 29-31), both mills and buyers were enthusiastic about the new season, although you could still sense strains of caution as mills waited for sample ord...
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Kingpins China City Tour:  There’s No Place Like Home

Kingpins China City Tour: There’s No Place Like Home

Mills are starting appreciate that they have a huge market right in their own backyard.All of a sudden the China market is getting serious attention from international denim mills and local denim exporters.  After years of being shunned in favor foreign markets, mills are starting realize that there truly might be ‘no place like home.’Lackluster sales in the traditional markets has made the China market increasingly appealing.  Mills said that after a few years of declining...
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Upcoming Trade Fairs

Pitti Immagine UOMO

09 Jan, 2018 — 12 Jan, 2018   
Pitti Immagine UOMO
Event details

International high-end menswear brands

Tel: +39-055-36931

Email: info@pittimmagine.com

www.pittimmagine.com

  • Date
    09 Jan, 2018 — 12 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    viale Filippo Strozzi 1 Florence Italy

Fortezza da Basso

Retail’s Big Show

14 Jan, 2018 — 16 Jan, 2018   
Event details

Retail Conference & Expo featuring software systems for inventory management

Tel: 202-783-7971

www.nrf.com

 

  • Date
    14 Jan, 2018 — 16 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    655 W 34th St New York New York United States

Jacob K. Javits Center

Hong Kong Fashion Week

15 Jan, 2018 — 18 Jan, 2018   
Event details

A place to source apparel production featuring garment and knitwear manufacturers

www.hktdc.com/hkfashionweekfw

  • Date
    15 Jan, 2018 — 18 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    1 Expo Drive Wanchai Hong Kong

Hong Kong Convention And Exhibition Centre

Premiere Vision New York

16 Jan, 2018 — 17 Jan, 2018   
Premiere Vision New York
Event details

Fashion fabrics for European mills

Tel: +1 (646) 351-1942

Email: pvusa@premierevision.com

www.premierevision-newyork.com

 

  • Date
    16 Jan, 2018 — 17 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    715 12th Ave New York New York United States

Pier 94

Pitti Immagine Bimbo

18 Jan, 2018 — 20 Jan, 2018   
Pitti Immagine Bimbo
Event details

Children’s fashion brands

 

Tel: +39-055-36931

Email: info@pittimmagine.com

http://www.pittimmagine.com/en/corporate/fairs/bimbo.html

  • Date
    18 Jan, 2018 — 20 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    viale Filippo Strozzi 1 Florence Italy

Fortezza da Basso

Who’s Next

19 Jan, 2018 — 22 Jan, 2018   
Event details

Urbanwear

Tel: (33) 1 40137474

Email: info@whosnext-tradeshow.com

www.whosnext-tradeshow.com

  • Date
    19 Jan, 2018 — 22 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    1 Place de la Porte de Versailles Paris France

Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles

Salon de la Lingerie & Interfiliere

20 Jan, 2018 — 22 Jan, 2018   
Event details

Lingerie, Beachwear and Activewear - Finished garments & Materials

 

Tel: 33 -01-4756 3232

Email: lingerie-paris@la-federation.com

www.eurovet.com

  • Date
    20 Jan, 2018 — 22 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    1 Place de la Porte de Versailles Paris France

Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles

Texworld USA

22 Jan, 2018 — 24 Jan, 2018   
Event details

Apparel fabrics for the mainstream market

Tel: +1 770 984 8016

Email: twusainfousa.messefrankfurt.com

www.texworldusa.com

 

  • Date
    22 Jan, 2018 — 24 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    655 W 34th St New York New York United States

Jacob K. Javits Center

Pitti Immagine Filati

24 Jan, 2018 — 26 Jan, 2018   
Pitti Immagine Filati
Event details

Fashion yarns for knitwear

Tel: +39-055-36931

Email: info@pittimmagine.com

www.pittimmagine.com

  • Date
    24 Jan, 2018 — 26 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    viale Filippo Strozzi 1 Florence Italy

Fortezza da Basso

ISPO Beijing

24 Jan, 2018 — 27 Jan, 2018   
ISPO Beijing
Event details

Active Sportswear & Equipment

Email: lu@ispo.com

www.ispo.com

  • Date
    24 Jan, 2018 — 27 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    10号-6 邮政编码, Ke Xue Yuan Nan Li Dong Jie, AoYunCun, Chaoyang Qu Beijing China

China National Convention Center

Fashion Week Madrid

25 Jan, 2018 — 29 Jan, 2018   
Event details

Spanish fashion brands

www.ifema.es/mercedesbenzfwm_01

  • Date
    25 Jan, 2018 — 29 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    Av. Partenón, 5, Madrid Spain

IFEMA - Feria de Madrid

ISPO

28 Jan, 2018 — 31 Jan, 2018   
ISPO
Event details

Active Sports Apparel & Equipment

Email:  visitorservice@ispo.com

www.ispo.com

  • Date
    28 Jan, 2018 — 31 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    Hall C3, Paul-Henri-Spaak-Straße Munich Germany

Messe Munchen International

StyleMax

28 Jan, 2018 — 30 Jan, 2018   
Event details

Lifestyle fashion and accessories

www.stylemaxonline.com

  • Date
    28 Jan, 2018 — 30 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago Illinois United States

Chicago Merchandise Mart

Munich Fabric Start

29 Jan, 2018 — 31 Jan, 2018   
Munich Fabric Start
Event details

Fashion fabrics

Tel: +49 (0) 89-45-22-47

Email: cg@munichfabricstart.com

www.munichfabricstart.com

  • Date
    29 Jan, 2018 — 31 Jan, 2018
  • Location

    M, O, C & Zenith Halle Lilienthalallee 40 & 29 Munich Germany

Munchner Order Center